15-25 lbs
United Kingdom
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Friendly, social and energetic, the Dashalier is a small hybrid that is a mix between a Dachshund and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These little hybrids can have 3 unique coat types ranging from short and soft to long, wiry and silky. As this is a new hybrid it can be speculated that breed he originated during the 21st century for the purpose of companionship. These hybrids are not to difficult to train and can make great additions to homes with children and other pets. These dogs are not suited to owners with a busy lifestyle or for owners who live in apartments as they have a high tendency to experience separation anxiety and may express this through continuous barking.

Date of Origin
Dachshund and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Dashalier Health

Average Size
Male Dashalier size stats
Height: 14-16 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Female Dashalier size stats
Height: 13-20 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Retinal Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • ECG
  • Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Ocular Exam

Dashalier Breed History

The Dachshund is a small hound breed that was bred in Germany during the 1600s. Its primary purpose was to hunt animals such as badgers, rabbits, foxes and boars, rousing them from their dens .These breeds had excellent stamina and excelled in tracking and hunting despite their size. Once called the Badger Hound, this name was given to distance the breed from their German origins, specifically during wartime. The Dachshund is the only breed recognized by the American Kennel Club that hunts both above and below the ground. Regarded as one of the most loyal companions of King Charles II, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an elegant, noble breed developed in the United Kingdom during the 1600s. This breed was very popular with women of the nobility and they were termed a “ladies breed”. One notable owner was Mary, Queen of Scots. Even though this canine has existed for centuries and has a long background of changes and refinements to the breed, they were only recently recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996. Today, their personalities are kind but can have a range of differences from quiet to rambunctious.

Dashalier Breed Appearance

The Dashalier is a small breed dog that may stand anywhere from 13 to 16 inches. These dogs are often have a long lean body which may not be as long as the Dachshund but is just as slim. Their heads are generally flat but rounded, muzzles are medium length, eyes are wide and round, and ears are flopped down. Typically they will have silky fur on the ears and sometimes on the legs. Tails can be long and almost sickle shaped. Coats can either be long or medium to short in length and have a wiry dense texture. Colors can range from the Blenheim mix (red and white), cream mixes, and tricolors of various combinations.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Dashalier eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Dashalier nose
Coat Color Possibilities
red Dashalier coat
white Dashalier coat
black Dashalier coat
brown Dashalier coat
cream Dashalier coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Dashalier straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Dashalier Breed Maintenance

Dashaliers are moderate shedding dogs and depending on their parent breed type their maintenance level can vary. For example, a Dachshund can either be long-haired, wire-haired or have a smooth, short coat. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel often has silky, medium length fur. Your Dashalier can easily have a coat with any hair length. If you have a Dashalier that presents with the wire-haired or long-haired trait then you will need to use a pin brush to brush him and may need to bathe your Dashalier often. If you have a Dashalier with a shorter coat, then brushing with a slicker brush will do the trick, and bathing can be minimised. As with all dog teeth brushing, ear cleaning and nail trimming should be done on a regular basis as part of the grooming routine.

Brushes for Dashalier
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Dashalier requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Dashalier Temperament

The Dachshund is a relatively difficult breed to train due to its stubborn, bossy persona. However, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel tends to be a dog with an eagerness to please its owner making it an easy breed to train. As such, your Dashalier is a breed that can be moderately easy to train if you start at an early age and work with a consistency that suits both parental influences. This hybrid often does well in a family environment, getting along just great with children and pets. However, socialization should be done during puppyhood in order to prevent any behavioral issues with other family members. It is also important to teach children how to play and approach these small breed dogs as they can get injured if a child is too rough. As for strangers, your Dashalier may have the tendency to bark a lot when meeting new people.

Dashalier Activity Requirements

These hybrids tend to have bursts of energy and moments where they are highly active. During these moments providing toys and playtime with other canine companions can help them meet their energy requirements. Being a small dog, the Dashalier does not need an intense form of exercise. Instead, 2 to 3 short walks per day will satisfy him and allow him to get some fresh air and say hello to the neighbors. Other ways owners can meet their dog’s daily activity requirements can be through games of fetch, off-leash park visits within a safe enclosure, and swimming.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Dashalier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.70 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Dashalier Owner Experiences

9 Months
2 People
Agility training
Wall chase
She is absolutely amazing and super smart! Her coat is more on the spaniel side with the long thick wiry hairs. She super cuddly with both me and my hubby and seems to be a princess in wet grass lol
2 months, 4 weeks ago
12 Weeks
4 People
House & Yard
Dash is my first dashalier and I am in love with him. He snuggles right up to me and loves to cuddle. Loves attention, doesn’t like to be left alone. Loves to play with our lab.
3 months, 1 week ago
2 Months
2 People
I love this breed super friendly and easy to train.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
9 Years
1 People
He's a great companion & very lovable & cuddly
Does a lot of tricks easily trainable
Loves attention from anyone who gets near him
Enjoys running after birds and squirrels
Love to play tug of war & Fetch with his rabbit
He's a wonderful companion. He's very loving. Patient kind great cuddler loves people over dogs. He is never damaged or chewed up anything he's the best dog I've ever had in my life
10 months ago
11 Months
3 People
House & Yard
BEST snuggler and loves afetch nd very smart play
This dog has the most personality and is so funny
11 months, 1 week ago
Book me a walkiee?
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